Chris Kindness Award
KNOW SOMEONE WHO SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED FOR KINDNESS? WE ARE AWARDING $1000 EACH MONTH FOR ACTS OF KINDNESS PERFORMED BY PEOPLE WHO LIVE, WORK OR GO TO SCHOOL IN BERKELEY, CA
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Who is Chris?
The Chris Kindness Award was created in 2022 by Professor Alan Ross in honor of Chris Walton, an early childhood educator who believed in the power of kindness and practiced it every day. Professor Ross, a lecturer and distinguished teaching fellow at UC Berkeley, was a benefactor of that kindness; Alan’s children, Haley and Danny, attended Chris’ classes. When Alan wasn’t in his lecture hall at Cal, he enjoyed volunteering in Chris’ joyful class. Upon Chris’ passing, Alan began thinking about ways to inspire kindness in Chris’ name. Hence, the Chris Kindness Award.
Our mission is to encourage kindness by shining a light on the people in our community whose selfless acts, large and small, make our lives a little brighter.
In the Press
A UC Berkeley Haas School of Business professor has launched a special initiative aimed at promoting, celebrating, and rewarding acts of kindness in his community.
'Talk Talk' with Martha Quinn
This episode was inspired by UC Berkeley Haas School of Business professor Alan Ross who is giving one person every month $1,000 a month for their random acts of kindness.
A college professor is going to give away $1,000 a month to people in Berkeley, California who show acts of kindness.